I seem to struggle a lot more with close friendships with women then men and I'm not exactly sure why this is. My friendships with men, seem to be reletively drama-free and uncomplicated. :frustrating:
Interesting, a woman that understand a married man's point of view. Don't worry, you'll lose this understanding soon after you got married. :laughing:I seem to struggle a lot more with close friendships with women then men and I'm not exactly sure why this is. My friendships with men, seem to be reletively drama-free and uncomplicated. :frustrating:
I have heard many people speculate negative things about women who cannot maintain friendships with other women.I seem to struggle a lot more with close friendships with women then men and I'm not exactly sure why this is. My friendships with men, seem to be reletively drama-free and uncomplicated. :frustrating:
There it is, the summation of why guy friends rule and girl friends drool.drama-free and uncomplicated
I have heard of this, and can some truth in it.Because when you're with men, you don't feel like you're in a competition. When you're with women, you are in competition.
Depending on your region I consider this very, very normal. Men can tell you straight you are dumb, crazy, ugly, etc and even make direct jokes (being friendly or not) and most of all an enemy is an enemy, many confrontations are kept peaceful unless needed, and anything that needs to be set on fire will and quickly. Women? cold war, oh so nice!!! (ugly fucking clown) etc, lots of lies and still lots of hugs. My longest period of working in the same place was 13 years, watching the women dynamics was... sad in human terms.
In what way exactly? I haven't found that to be an issue - well, maybe with one former "friend" I used to know years ago; who was never actually a friend but that was an exception for the most part.Because when you're with men, you don't feel like you're in a competition. When you're with women, you are in competition.
Hmmm . . . you may be on to something. I know that regardless of gender; I fair a lot better with people who are direct, don't play games and most importantly; don't expect me to be some kind of mind reader.It's about meeting the right person. I can understand why people say this because I hate talking about feelings and "girl talk" (boys, periods, etc whatever), but I have always still had female friends. They just tend to be a bit more tomboyish. You may just need to find a girl who has a more stereotypical "male like" communication style, and they are out there. They tend to be thinker types, especially INTJ, ENTJ, and even ESTP's at times. Even when they have girly interests, they tend to be more direct.
I'm not sure I'm following you; I have been in close friendships with men and women and romantic ones with men.
Oh I do; I'm well aware that my having a less than great relationship with my late mom, is a likely factor and conversely; I had a great connection with my late dad.
Failure to acknowledge one(s) psychological biases / address ones faults or know ones social role - (i.e., within relationships / interactions with other women), why that is and it's effects on the participants can be discovered, put to ease and alleviated [via] self-reflection and situational analysis. That going in with a change of mind + positive attitude + reduction of biases - can attracts distinct types of people; and builds confidence within oneself when interacting with other women (e.g., least likely to find other women 'threatening') in some way which perhaps such tensions can be sensed by the surrounding others, thus, producing a clarity within ones judgment, thus more optimizing decision-making and reasoning skills, when choosing who to interact with when in the free roam of other humanoids. These are skills that can be underdeveloped in males / females -- however, seem more noticed among adolescents/developing children, perhap(s) because we never assume adult specimens can be less susceptible to to have similar faults as children.
The statement itself, is so broad & an odd in generality, that one can only assume it is biased or a stress related huestric of some sort that makes exchanges more psychologically complex than necessary - or demonstrates an underlying issue - dysfunction psychologically/socially, rather than a collective defect unique and/or innate to women as whole - that makes it particularly difficult for (yourself - only), to form pro-active relationships / have proactive 'drama-free' interaction(s) with adult women with average levels of intellect inducing a certain degree of self-control.